The European Justice Forum is pleased to share its position paper, highlighting the core issues that will bring clearer finality, greater efficiency and transparency to the proposal for a Directive on Representative actions, namely:
- A narrower definition of domestic actions;
- Full transparency for funding and prohibition of forum shopping;
- Avoiding duplication of redress and enforcement mechanisms;
- Clearer definition of commonality for clarification of admissibility.
Following the Council’s agreement to a General Approach on 28th November 2019, trilogues on the Directive officially began this month, on the 14th of January, under the Croatian presidency. The European Parliament, the Commission and the Council are all committed to close the negotiations by the end of the Croatian presidency and a second trilogue will take place at the beginning of March. Until then, a series of technical meetings will be held to advance the negotiations.
The European Justice Forum is looking forward to fruitful conversations with key stakeholders during this phase, to ensure the future European collective redress mechanism will enable a fair access to justice and redress, for both consumers and businesses alike.
On the 2nd of October, the committees for Legal Affairs and for Civil Liberties, Justice and Home Affairs held jointly, in association with the Internal Market and Consumer Protection committee, the hearing of Didier Reynders, Commissioner-Designate for Justice.
The European Justice Forum (EJF) welcomes the nomination of Commissioner Didier Reynders and Vice-President Jourová responsible for legal affairs under the new European Commission. EJF is looking forward to an engaging dialogue with the Commissioners, Directorate Generals and Commission’s officials.
On 16th of July 2019, Ursula von der Leyen was officially confirmed as the next European Commission President. MEPs backed her appointment and elected the first woman to lead the Commission, making the political leadership more diverse and inclusive in the European Union.
The provisional results of the European Parliament’s elections, held on 23-26 May 2019 across the 28 EU Member States have been published, with the following seat projection released by the European Parliament...
Last 15th of May, Ekkart Kaske, Executive Director of EJF, had the pleasure of participating as a speaker to the MedTech Forum 2019, which took place in Paris. Ekkart Kaske was invited to lead an expert session on ‘European class action/collective redress’…
The University of Oxford’s conference on “Consumer ADR: Delivering Fairness and Justice for Consumers, Business and Markets” took place on the 18th and 19th of March 2019 in Oxford, United Kingdom…